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llave / key
llave   -noun feminine
1. [de puerta]   key
b. [bajo] llave =   under lock and key
c. [cerrar] con llave =   to lock
·cerrar una puerta con llave
·to lock a door
d. [echar] (la) llave (a) =   to lock up
·"llave en mano"
·"with vacant possession"
e. guardar algo bajo siete llaves   to keep something under lock and key
f. ¡por las llaves de San Pedro!   by heaven!
g. [tener] las llaves de la caja   to hold the purse strings
·llave de cambio   shift key
·llave de contacto   (automobiles)   ignition key
·llave espacial   spacing bar
·llave maestra   skeleton key,   master key
2. [de gas, agua]   tap,   faucet United States   (electricity)   switch
·llave de bola   ballcock,   floater United States
·llave de cierre   stopcock
·llave de flotador   ballcock,   floater United States
·llave de paso
b. [del agua]   stopcock
c. [del gas]   mains tap
·cerrar la llave de paso del agua/gas
·to turn the water/gas off at the mains
·llave de riego   hydrant
3. (mechanics)   spanner
·llave ajustable   adjustable spanner
·llave de carraca   ratchet spanner,   ratchet wrench United States
·llave de ruedas (en cruz)   wheel brace
·llave inglesa   monkey wrench
4. (Mexicoúnoun)   stop,   key
5. (typography)   curly bracket,   brace bracket
6. (sport)
a. [de lucha libre]   lock
b. [de judo]   hold
7. [de escopeta]   lock
8. (Cono Sur)   (architecture)   beam,   joist
9. llaves
(Mexicoéx)   (bullfighting)   horns
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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